Thursday, December 04, 2014

Winners and a Cleo Coyle Holiday Giveaway

Congratulations to the winners of the last contest.  Cleo Coyle's Holiday Buzz will go to Melissa B. from Wichita, KS. Jeannette G. from Benicia, CA won Sofie Kelly's A Midwinter's Tale. I'm mailing the books today.

The last giveaway of 2014 is a special Cleo Coyle one. Once Upon a Grind, the latest book in Coyle's Coffeehouse Mystery series, came out Dec. 2. And, the author has offered a personally inscribed copy of the first edition hardback. A little summary - "When coffeehouse manager turned amateur sleuth Clare Cosi roasts "magic" beans for a Fairy Tale Fall event, she brews up a vision that leads to a sleeping beauty in Central Park; a big, bad wolf of Wall Street; and an East Side enclave with storybook secrets...

Fairy tale fever has descended on New York City. Broadway fans are flocking to Red Riding Hood: The Musical; museums are exhibiting art inspired by the Brothers Grimm; and Clare Cosi and her merry band of baristas give their coffee truck a "Jack and the Beanstalk" makeover for a Central Park festival. Clare's coffee hunter ex-husband contributes a bag of African beans with alleged magical properties. His octogenarian mother entertains customers with readings of the grinds, but Clare remains skeptical--until she receives a vision that helps her find a young model's body in the park's woods." 

Or, you could win an autographed audio CD of Holiday Buzz, the New York Times bestselling holiday mystery, published in book form in 2012. It just came out this year in audio from Blackstone, and is already an audio CD bestseller for them. Here's the description of the CD story. "Holiday time is party time in New York City, but after a sparkling winter bash ends with a murder, Village Blend coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi vows to put the killer on ice..At the Great New York Cookie Swap, pastry chefs bake up their very best for charity. Clare is in charge of the beverage service, and her famous Fa-la-la-la Lattes make the gathering even merrier. But her high spirits come crashing down to earth when she discovers the battered body of a hard-working baker's assistant. Police suspect a serial attacker whose escalating crimes have become known as "The Christmas Stalkings." Clare's boyfriend, NYPD detective Mike Quinn, finds reason to believe even more sinister forces are involved. Clare isn't so sure, until she finds a second bludgeoned baker and becomes a target herself. Now Clare must investigate "Saint Nick," crash a pro-hockey party, and dodge a pair of reality TV divas--because she's not going to rest until justice is served."

Which autographed item would you like to win? You can enter to win both, but I need separate entries. Email me at Lesa.Holstine@gmail.com. Please include your name and mailing address. Your subject headings should read either "Win Once Upon a Grind" or "Win Holiday Buzz." The contest will end Thursday, Dec. 11 at 6 PM ET. I'll notify Cleo Coyle as soon as I can, and you'll hear from the author to find out how you would like your item personalized.


Thank you for participating in all the contests in 2014. There will be new ones in 2015, but I'm taking a holiday break so I don't have to go to the post office. (smile)


14 comments:

Patricia T said...

Thanks, Lesa, for all the great giveaways, in 2014!

Nancy said...

Have a great holiday break, Lesa!

Lesa said...

You're welcome, Patricia. There will be more in 2015.

Lesa said...

Thanks, Nancy!

Cleo Coyle said...

Thank you so much for hosting this holiday giveaway, Lesa. And the best of luck to everyone in the drawing!

~ Cleo Coffeehouse Mystery.com
Cleo Coyle on Twitter

Alicia said...

thank you for the great fun in 2014! Looking forward to 2015!

Ronna Lord said...

I really want to thank 11516you guys for such fun and informative books. I am always engrossed from the beginning of each story. Actually listening to this book on Audable now, but keep hoping to win an autographed book sometime!! Have a wonderful CHRISTMAS, without any murders😍. Ronnalord(at)msn(dot)com

Amanda said...

Thanks so much for the great giveaway! I love this series. Happy Holidays!

Harriette H said...

This has been a great year for books! Thank you for helping make it great for us!

Robin Coxon said...

December is busting out with all the new books. I am glad for your page and blog to provide us with information on them all.

ceblain said...

I hope to have more time at the computer in the coming year so that I can get to read your blog every day. Due to a medical problem, I can only spend about an hour a day up from lying down or reclining and I have a desk top computer in my office so it makes it hard to get to all of my e-mail each day, but I hope healing starts to improve (as it has been almost a year now) and that I can have a chance to enter some of the great contests that you also have but most importantly, I love to read about the new books coming out. You do a great job. Have a lovely holiday season and will check in with you after your holiday break.
Cynthia

Mary C. said...

Thanks for the chance - love Cleo's books!

Terri Crossley said...

Thanks for the chance! I love this series!

Melissa Bo said...

Thanks so much for the great giveaways! =)